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Topic: AirDrop

How to secure AirDrop on your iPhone to prevent unwanted photos on the subway

08/15/2017, 01:08 pm

Reports have circulated that miscreants are sending unsolicited, inappropriate images to people in public venues. While Apple's default settings prevent this, AppleInsider shows you how to check the setting, and lock it down, if you've changed it for some reason.

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Viral YouTube video of plane-to-plane AirDrop bogus, deleted by author

08/07/2017, 11:08 am

A viral video allegedly depicting a pilot sending a photo of another plane a long-distance AirDrop has been refuted by the recipient's airline, and has been deleted.

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Video shows pilot sending image from iPhone to second plane at 35,000 feet with AirDrop

08/04/2017, 10:08 am

Taking peer-to-peer direct wireless transfers to new heights, a new video shows Apple's AirDrop technology being used to send pictures taken from one plane to another in-flight, at 35,000 feet.

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iOS 9, OS X El Capitan close serious AirDrop vulnerability allowing malware infections

09/17/2015, 11:09 am

iOS 9 and the forthcoming OS X El Capitan address a vulnerability in Apple's AirDrop feature that could allow malware infections and the theft of sensitive data, according to a security researcher.

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iOS 7 feature focus: AirDrop simplifies speedy local file transfer

09/18/2013, 05:09 pm

With AirDrop, Apple has implemented a useful, robust and simple file sharing feature that has, until iOS 7, been largely the domain of third-party apps.

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Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: AirDrop limited to modern Macs

07/29/2011, 07:07 pm

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion introduces a new feature in the Finder named AirDrop, designed for easy file sharing between nearby systems. However to use AirDrop, you'll need a Mac incorporating hardware support for the new feature, which involves Mac models built no earlier than late 2008.

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